Ephesians 3:19 - Experiencing the Love of Christ and the Fullness of God.
Ephesians 3:19 " Experiencing the Love of Christ and the
Fullness of God.
Ephesians 3:19 (NLT) May you experience the love of Christ,
though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made
complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
Ephesians 3:19 (AMP) [That you may really come] to know
[practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far
surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled
[through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the
richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled
and flooded with God Himself]!
God has glorious, unlimited resources to offer you. Out of
those glorious riches, he will give you mighty inner strength through
his Holy Spirit. And he's never going to get tired of helping you.
He never gives up. He never gets frustrated. He's strong even when
you stumble. If you fall down, he'll pick you up. If you get off the
path, he'll show where to U-turn and guide you back on to his straight
How does that happen? It happens as you come to God and make
your declaration of dependence. You're not independent; you're
dependent on him for everything. Ask him daily - even hourly - to give you
the strength to do his will in his way for his glory. Don't try to
go it alone one more day.
God longs to give you the strength to do his will in his way
for his glory. [The Daniel Plan 365-Day Devotional re vs 16]
We all know how powerful love is. Human love can give us the
courage to try something new. Human love can melt our hearts. Human love
is what helps a baby grow into a loving, confident adult. Just
imagine, then, how much more motivating, inspiring, and fulfilling God's
Christ's love is greater than anyone can ever know. Here's
how vast it is: there will never be a moment in your life when God
is not loving you. You cannot make him stop loving you, because his
love is based on his character. Isn't that so freeing? It doesn't
depend on you. It's not about how well you're doing with your goals, at
work, or in your relationships. It's not about how well you're doing,
Bask in his love, and let it move you. Resolutions are never
enough to change the human heart. Heart transformation requires the
love of God inside you, actively changing you.
God's love is the foundation for heart transformation. [The
Daniel Plan 365-Day Devotional re vss 17-19]
God's love is deep enough to handle anything. No matter what
hurt you have experienced in the past, what problems you're going
through right now, or what pain you will face in the future, you can
count on God's love. There may be days when you feel you have hit
bottom and could not possibly go any lower. Well, beneath what feels
like the bottom is the bedrock of God's love.
That bedrock is solid enough for you to build a changed life
upon. There's no need to tiptoe forward, worrying about mistakes. God
embraces you in the messiness of the change process. He is thrilled that
you've begun the process, and he is present every moment to give you
strength when you ask for it.
God's love for you is deeper than any pain or mistakes, and
he is with you right now. [The Daniel Plan 365-Day Devotional re vs
Beware of overthinking things - obsessing about unimportant
matters. When your mind is idle, you tend to go into planning mode:
attempting to figure things out and make various decisions before you
really need to do so. This is an unproductive way of trying to grasp
control, and it's a waste of your precious time. Often, you end up
changing your mind or forgetting what you decided. There is a time for
planning, but it's definitely not all the time - or even most of it.
Seek to live in the present moment, where My Presence awaits
you continually. Refresh yourself in My nearness, letting My Love
soak into your innermost being. Relax with Me, putting aside problems
so you can be attentive to Me and receive more of My Love. Your
soul thirsts for Me, but often you don't realize what you're really
longing for: awareness of My Presence. Let Me lead you beside quiet
waters and restore your soul. Just as lovers don't need to say much to
communicate deeply, so it is in your relationship with Me - the Lover of
your soul. (Eph. 3:17-19; Psa. 63:1; 23:2, 3) [Jesus Always by Sarah
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